College Fair brightens students’ futures
(Left) Wesley Chan, co-founder of digital production company Wong Fu Productions, was the keynote speaker.
The 8th Atlanta Asian American College Fair, the largest educational fair in the Asian community, was held on August 31, 2019 at Suwanee Peachtree Ridge High School. Hosted by the newspaper Korea Daily Atlanta, the event aimed to help students succeed in college entrance. Attending were about 2,500 students and parents of various ethnic groups, including Koreans, Hispanics, Indians, and Chinese.
Multicultural gathering of about 2,500 students and parents.
Wesley Chan, co-founder of digital production company Wong Fu Productions, was the keynote speaker. He gave a lecture on "exploring high school and college" and spoke about challenges he faced in school as an Asian American, how to overcome challenges, and what inspired him.
|At the opening.
|In one of the seminars.
Irene Hwang, a digital marketer, designer, and art director who is the only Korean digital strategist in New York, was an invited speaker. She spoke about strategies that differentiate her on the theme of "digital media trends and prospects."
Following the opening ceremony, parents with their children attended five seminars by college professionals. Various seminars were held in Korean and English, including STEM majors, writing college essays, entering medical school, maximizing financial aid, and knowing how to enter Ivy League.
A calm moment in the midst of it all at the Grady booth.
At the 37 college booths, admissions officers from universities such as Harvard, MIT, Yale, Emory, University of Georgia, and Georgia Tech consulted with attendees on admission strategies, selection of a major, and campus life. There were also 4 student consultation booths.
(Left) An Indian-American family gathers information.
For fun, the McDonald's (sponsor’s) booth distributed souvenirs, and Wesley Chan had a photo time with the students.
One of the typical comments from students was this: “I shared a lecture with my mom to find a wide range of practical information.”
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